|Scientific name:||Spinaca oleracea|
|Botanic family:||The Beet Family - Chenopodiaceae|
|Days to maturity:||50|
|Sowing depth:||2 cm|
|Germination time:||7–12 days|
|Plant spacing:||10–20 cm|
|Row spacing:||40–50 cm|
SowingSow about 2 cm deep in outdoors plots as soon as the soil is ready! Spinach easily begins blooming in summer because of the long days and the heat. It is advisable to sow gradually from spring to late summer, even a September sowing could succeed. If so, let it winter over for harvest in spring and early summer. Sow the spinach seeds thinly!
SpacingIf the seedlings are to close together, thin out to 10-20 cm of mutual space! There should be 40-50 cm between the rows.
HarvestPick the lowest and largest leaves first! Spinach should, preferably, be used fresh but it is okay to freeze the leaves after par-boiling or drying.
Seed80-120 seeds/g. 50 g sow 100 m. If you scatter the seeds for green manure you need 100-200 g for 100 m2.
A portion contains about 300 seeds.